Lead Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Job ID: 778441
Location: Blackpool
Category: Health
Salary: 40,428 - 48,514 pa negotiable
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Job Reference: 382-SUR79-17

Employer:Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:Orthopaedic pre operative assessment unitLocation:Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation Trust, BlackpoolSalary:40,428 - 48,514 pa

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.
We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of 370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.
Our main activities are
* Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac centre.
* Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
* Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
* Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
* Community nursing and school nursing
* Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
* Sexual health and family planning services
* Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
* End of life and palliative care.
Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.
The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.
We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venepuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

We are looking for a senior qualified nurse practitioner to lead our busy surgical orthopaedic pre-operative assessment unit.
This is an exciting time for a qualified Nursing Practitioner with the Nursing Practitioner and NMP qualifications to lead the orthopaedic pre-operative assessment area at Blackpool Teaching hospitals.

As an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, the successful candidate will already be using their advanced practice to manage patient pathways including taking a physical assessment. Pre-operative assessment area is crucial in assessing patient suitability for anaesthetic prior to theatre. This band 8a position includes undertaking clinical assessments, manage other nurse practitioners and support staff in decision making as well as reviewing patient pathways for patients attending the pre-operative assessment area.

The successful candidate will work closely with the established team of Advanced Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, clinical matrons and liaise closely with the wider Multidisciplinary team to ensure that all patients receive the highest standard of assessment and implementation care. This role is pivotal in ensuring that patients waiting for elective surgery are optimised pre operatively.

We can offer you support and training to consolidate your skills and enable you to continue to develop.

For further details / informal visits contact:
If you want to know more about our service or would like to arrange a visit to understand more about the post, please contact Paula Vernon, Clinical Matron, on 01253 300000 bleep 954 (paula.vernon@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk) or Joanna Marshall, Clinical Matron, on 01253 300000 bleep 955 (Joanna.Marshall@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk)

For further details / informal visits contact:
If you want to know more about our service or would like to arrange a visit to understand more about the post, please contact Paula Vernon, Clinical Matron, on 01253 300000 bleep 954 (paula.vernon@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk) or Joanna Marshall, Clinical Matron, on 01253 300000 bleep 955 (Joanna.Marshall@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk)

Any invitation to interview will be sent to you via email using the email account stated on your application form. If you have not received a response within 3 weeks, you should assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.

If you are currently employed by another NHS organisation, and been formally notified as being 'at risk', providing you meet the essential criteria for the post - please notify the Recruitment team on 01253 957001 to highlight your application.

Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:37.5Pay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:8aStaff Group:Nursing & Midwifery RegisteredSpecialty/Function:Orthopaedic pre operative assessment unit

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